Genetic Variability, Coefficient of Variance, Heritability and Genetic Advance of Some Gossypium hirsutum L. Accessions

  •  Muhammad Ahsan    
  •  Muhammad Majidano    
  •  Hidayatullah Bhutto    
  •  Abdul Soomro    
  •  Faiz Panhwar    
  •  Abdul Channa    
  •  Karim Sial    


The present study was conducted in central cotton research Institute Sakrand to analyze the genetic variability, phenotypic, genotypic and environmental coefficient of variation, heritability and genetic advance during summer 2014. In this experiment analysis of variance indicated that significant variation present among the accessions of the upland cotton for all the traits under study. The highest genotypic (GCV) and phenotypic coefficient of variation (PCV) were exhibited by the number of bolls per plant, lint index and seed cotton yield per plant. GCV had similar trend as PCV. High heritability and high genetic advance was observed in the lint index, number of bolls per plant and seed cotton yield per plant. The combination of the high heritability and high genetic advance provide the clear image of the trait in the selection process.

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